Davidson College 2016 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship winners Xzavier Killings '16 and Alec Rotunda '16 have begun their year-long, globe-trotting adventures funded by the prestigious national fellowship.
And they are blogging about it so the world can follow along.
Killings was a biology major and German minor, Bonner Scholar, Allen V. Beck Jr. Scholar, Bethea Scholar, track and field captain and 2015 homecoming king from Roebuck, South Carolina. He is pursuing "Ultimate Healing: Empowering Patients Through Service, Education and Athletics," traveling to Jamaica, Zambia, India and Belize examining different approaches to healing, as well as how communities are empowering patients to sustain their healthcare outside of hospital walls.
Rotunda majored in philosophy, was a John W. Kuykendall Scholar and chaired the Honor Council. He was a Susan and Peter Andrews Men's Soccer Scholar, Charlie Slagle Soccer Scholar and Britt Armfield Preyer Scholar, and was the Wildcats' leading scorer his senior year. Rotunda will pursue "Uncovering the World's Game: A Study of Personal Growth and Character Development in International Youth Soccer," working with teams and grassroots organizations in Germany, India, Ghana and South Africa.